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Video: The NFL Supports Veterans In Many Ways

Mackenzie Meaney

The NFL, the Wounded Warrior Project, and TAPS all have a long history of support and respect.

So, when the Pro Bowl rolls around, there is always something in store for veterans and their families.

“There is so much respect that we have as professional athletes, for our professional military personnel,” said Ron Rivera, former head coach of the Carolina Panthers.

The event involved a flag football game for 50 veterans, who had the opportunity to play and meet each other, as well as some of football’s best.

“Just to be able to take a little bit of time out and to have fun, smile, laugh, and be competitive, I think that’s what it’s all about,” said NFL legend Mike Rucker.

It was an opportunity to say thank you to those who have fought for our freedoms, get people out of the house, and have them forget a little bit about some of the struggles that the veterans may face.

Photo credit: Wounded Warrior Project’s Facebook